Try out Keya Wingfield’s recipe, created and perfected during the toughest moments of her life. Wingfield, of Keya and Co., used baking as a form of comfort during her grieving. During this time she created Bad News Brownies, which are the perfect balance of gooey, chocolatey, and rich.

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Makes 12

  • Butter or nonstick cooking spray 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup ghee
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, extending it up two sides. Butter parchment or foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium heatproof bowl set over gently simmering water, melt chocolate and ghee together until only a few unmelted bits remain. Remove from heat and stir until smooth and fully melted. (You can also do this in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst.)
  3. In the same bowl, whisk in sugar, then eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and salt. Using a spoon or flexible spatula, stir in flour until smooth, then scrape batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool and cut into 12 pieces. If desired, dust brownies with powdered sugar before serving.
  • Recipe By
    Keya Wingfield of Keya and Co. in Richmond, Virginia
  • Contributing City

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